At a Glance
Last Updated on November 29, 2022 The Andrew Grant books in order include his popular Cooper Devereaux book series, his David Trevellyan series, and his newer Paul McGrath series. Cooper Devereaux is an Alabama detective with a lush lifestyle, David Trevellyan is Royal Navy secret agent, while Paul is a former intelligence agent turned courthouse janitor.
Here are the Andrew Grant books in order for all his novels in the series and standalone writings. From book #25 (The Sentinel), Andrew Grant has also started co-authoring and slowly taking over the Jack Reacher series, writing under the pen name Andrew Child.
New Andrew Grant Books
Jack Reacher Series
- The Sentinel (Jack Reacher #25), 2020
- Better Off Dead (Jack Reacher #26), 2021
- No Plan B (Jack Reacher #27), 2022
- The Secret (Jack Reacher #28), 2023
Paul McGrath Series
Cooper Devereaux Series
- False Positive (Cooper Devereaux #1), 2015
- False Friend (Cooper Devereaux #2), 2017
- False Witness (Cooper Devereaux #3), 2018
David Trevellyan Series
- Even (David Trevellyan #1), 2009
- Die Twice (David Trevellyan #2), 2010
- More Harm Than Good (David Trevellyan #3), 2012
Standalone Andrew Grant Books
- Run, 2014
Andrew Grant Biography
Andrew Grant is a British crime mystery author who has two other famous writers in his family: he is married to another novelist, Tasha Alexander, and his own brother is the famous Lee Child, author of the popular Jack Reacher thriller novels.
Born in 1968 in Birmingham, England, Andrew Grant attended the St. Alban’s school in Hertfordshire, and later he attended and graduated from the University of Sheffield in English Literature and Drama.
His first job was working for himself by setting up a small local theater company producing theater plays. Due to financial problems he got involved in the telecommunication industry, where he remained for 15 years before a current redundancy program.
Being free from corporate ties, in 2006 Andrew decided that it was time to start writing novels. After all, writing books is a major part of his family tradition as well. He started writing his debut novel, Even in 2006, he then finished it next year in 2007. A few months later he found an agent who loved his book, and then in early 2008 he got his first contract. Even was published in 2009 and became an instant success. It also became the first book in the David Trevellyan series, which currently includes 3 books.
Author Andrew Grant currently lives in Sheffield with his wife who is also a well-known author. Andrew often travels to Chicago, which is where his wife is from.
He is currently working on his second series, Cooper Devereaux, which has already seen a third book published with the title False Witness early 2018. He also has a standalone novel published in 2014 with the title Run, while his latest series, Paul McGrath features an intelligence agent who is working as a courthouse janitor as his cover.
Cooper is an Alabama cop, a rebel who loves to bend the rules every now and then so he can get the job done when the legal ways cannot. Due to his unorthodox ways, he has been suspended more than once from his job. In the first book, False Positive, he is in fact once again suspended, but he gets the word that he is reinstated because he needs to work a case of a missing 7-years-old child who has been abducted. And the clock is ticking.
In the second book, we meet Cooper again, this time investigating an arsonist who is burning down empty schools. During one such case, the police found some burned bones, which means this time it’s murder. But the question is, are the murderer and the arsonist one and the same?
In False Witness, the police detective is once again on the job, this time investigating a case involving several victims who were murdered on their 21st birthday, which gave the serial killer the name Birthday Killer.
The Andrew Grant David Trevellyan series deals with a British undercover operative working for the Royal Navy who is a cross between Jack Reacher, James Bond, Jason Bourne and even Michael Weston. Even is Andrew Grant’s debut novel, which was published in 2009. Lt. Cmdr. David Trevelyan never follows protocol, has a total lack of empathy and has an analytical mind that helps him be the assassin he is without ever losing his cool. The books are all action-packed and the bodies David leaves behind in his adventures are plenty.
In the first two books, David works in the US, and in the third and so far book, More Harm Than Good, David has to work at home, in London, which is a bit out of the main character’s comfort zone. If I am not mistaken, More Harm Than Good is the first and so far only self-published book by Andrew Grant, on Createspace. Several reviewers noticed that spelling and grammatical errors were more abundant in this novel, which coincided with the lack of a professional proofreader and editor for this book.
While the David Trevelyan series is a bit closer to the Jack Reacher books, I do prefer the author Andrew Grant’s Cooper Devereaux book list. It has less piled-up bodies, but I do like the main character somewhat more.
Run is Andrew Grant’s first standalone novel published in 2014. The book focuses on Marc Bowman, a genius IT consultant who was fired from his job, left by his wife and robbed pretty much at the same time, which makes you wonder, what is really going on here? Are there some more sinister plots at play or is Mark simply just so very unlucky all of a sudden? The book is fast-paced, action-packed and intense, a trait with most of Andrew Grant’s books possess as well.
The first book in the author’s third series is Invisible, published in 2019. It is a thriller featuring Paul McGrath, an Army veteran, who, after his father’s murder, goes undercover and takes a job as a janitor at the same courthouse where his father’s case was held. In this job is pretty much invisible, and even better, he as security clearance and access to the entire building.
This means that he can now not only try to solve his father’s murder but also that of others who have fallen victim. In Too Close to Home, Paul is still working to uncover the one guilty for defrauding and possibly murdering his father, while he is also involved in a second case featuring Len Hendrie, a small businessman who’s been accused of torching a venture capitalist’s mansion.
What Happened to the Jack Reacher Series?
Andrew Grant started to co-author the Jack Reacher books with his brother, Lee Child, under the pen name Andrew Child. Thus, Andrew Child with Lee Child is now included on the cover of each new novel. The first cooperation was titled The Sentinel in 2020, followed by Better Off Dead in 2021, No Plan B in 2022, and The Secret in 2023. In fact, Andrew Grant is in the process of slowly taking over the Reacher novels from this brother. In fact, Andrew wrote most of the novel The Sentinel.
Lee Child has been developing with Amazon his popular Reacher TV series starring Alan Ritchson, and now Andrew Grant has fully taken over the Reacher books simply because they are too popular all over the world to stop them. Also, Andrew Grant has close to 10 solo novels under his belt, so he can continue his brother’s legacy with ease. Thus, the book series is now “co-authored” by Lee Child and Andrew Child.
While the style of the novels remains the same, full of non-stop action and suspense, there are a few differences to be noted between the books written by the two brothers. The original Reacher is technologically averse. The Reacher 2.0 is actually using cell phones!
Also, he is now much more talkative than the grumpy and quiet guy from before. He actually chats with is peers, and the author gives us more of the character’s inner monologues.